July 23, 2011 06:05:39 PM IST IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
It was finally a moment of huge relief for yesteryear actress Vidya Sinha as she won her long legal battle for child support recently.
Sinha (64) will now be getting Rs 10,000 per month compensation from her former husband Netaji Bhimrao Salunke as child support, as per a Sessions Court order. Earlier, a Magistrate Court, where she had filed a case against her husband, had also ordered Salunke to give the same amount of money to the actor on the grounds of child maintenance. But her husband had refused to pay the compensation and had challenged the order in the Sessions Court.
The Sessions Court cancelled his challenge and directed to pay Salunke Rs.10,000 per month for child support to his former wife. Situations got tough for the CHOTI SI BAAT famed actor after her marriage with Australian citizen Netaji Bhimrao Salunke in June 2001. She decided to end the martial tie with Salunke when he started to torture her and her adopted girl child both mentally and physically, media reports said.
The couple had sought divorce in 2009. Sinha demanded to receive child support from him after they got separated. But 71-year-old Salunke refused to give the compensation as he argued that his former wife had enough money to look after her daughter alone. Sinha opposed Salunke's argument and said that both the parents were responsible to look after the child. Sessions Courts judge V P Gaikwad agreed to Sinha's argument and directed her former husband to pay the money every month.
The yesteryear B-town beauty had worked in films like PATI, PATNI AUR WOH, CHOTI SI BAAT and RAJNIGANDHA.